It's Melody's birthday, and she's excited to turn "double digits" on January 1, 1964. She's also eager to answer her pastor's New Year's challenge and make her community better. Melody decides to fix up the neighborhood playground and plant a garden. Her friends pitch in to help, but after a series of setbacks, Melody realizes that being a leader isn't easy. But it is easy to say yes when her brother asks her to sing backup for him. Melody gets to go to the Motown music studio and add her voice to a real record! Can she find a way to make her voice stand out in the studio and in her community?
|Publisher:||American Girl Publishing|
|Series:||American Girl Beforever Series: Melody , #2|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Lexile:||680L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Denise Lewis Patrick has written more than twenty books for children. Before writing full-time, she worked in publishing as a staff writer and editor. Denise has been telling stories since she was eight years old. She remembers, as a child, binding her hand-written manuscripts with a needle and thread to create her very own books.
Ms. Patrick lives on Staten Island with her husband and their four sons. This is her first book for middle-grade readers.